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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

  • Manuscripts should be double spaced typewritten (do not justify) in Times New Roman font size 12.
  • The article should be prepared as per the Chicago publication manual for Social Sciences and MLA for Humanities.
  • The maximum word limit for articles is 8000 (excluding notes and references). The maximum number of authors is three.
  • Manuscripts must be submitted in MS Word format and must contain the following sections:
  • Cover Page: A separate file with the title of the article, full name(s) of the author(s), institutional affiliation(s), email address(es), biographical note(s), acknowledgments, funding, and/or grant-awarding bodies.
  • Article: An anonymous file containing title, an abstract of up to 200 words, JEL classifications, keywords, a complete article with references, and appendices.
  • A signed letter from all authors confirming that the manuscript is not submitted or under review for publication elsewhere.
  • The journal follows HEC’s criteria for reviewing, therefore no exact time frame can be provided for the publication of the respective article.
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